Vibe: A country-house party at a Napoleon III château – think garden Easter-egg hunts and summer meals on the terrace.

Setting: An idyllic 19th-century estate near Mont St Michel and D Day beaches. Plus easy access via ferries to Caen and Cherbourg.

Why parents love it: It’s sociable and fun, with two-bedroom suites and cottages. Up to six families stay at a time and the adults-only suppers are renowned.

Why kids love it: Four acres of grounds including swings, games, a splash pool, a woodland den and a play marquee – great fun

For more info: i-escape.com

READER OFFER: 5 nights for the price of 4 (max 5 nights); from £52 per room per night. Book through i-escape to get a bottle of wine.